United States military casualties in the War in Afghanistan

As of October 18th, 2016, there have been 2,386 U.S. military deaths in the War in Afghanistan. 1,834 of these deaths have been the result of hostile action. 20,049 American servicemembers have also been wounded in action during the war.[1] In addition, there were 1,173 U.S. civilian contractor fatalities.[2]
On February 19, 2010 American casualties reached 1,000 when U.S. Marine Reconnaissance Raider Cpl. Gregory Stultz of Brazil, Indiana was killed by small arms’ fire in battle with Taliban fighters during the invasion of Marjah, Operation Moshtarak. [3] By September 2012, the total number surpassed 2,000.[4] More than two-thirds of those deaths have occurred since the American military presence in Afghanistan was doubled under President Barack Obama in 2009.
The highest number of American fatalities recorded in a single incident occurred on August 6, 2011, in which a transport helicopter was shot down killing 30 Americans, including 22 Navy SEALs.[5][6] In another incident in August 2014, major general Harold J. Greene became the highest-ranking American servicemember killed by hostile action.[7][8]


1 Numbers of fatalities
2 Casualties by month and year

2.1 All fatalities
2.2 Killed in action only

3 Incidents of multiple deaths of U.S. service members in the war
4 See also
5 References
6 External links

Numbers of fatalities[edit]
As of October 1, 2015, the United States Department of Defense lists 2,254 servicemembers as having died in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan. Of these, 1,856 are due to hostile action and 398 non-hostile.[1]
In addition, another 121 soldiers are reported to have died as part of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF); 54 are confirmed to have died in Africa, Southeast Asia or Cuba in support of OEF – Horn of Africa, OEF – Philippines, OEF – Trans Sahara, and in the detainment of prisoners in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.[9] 67 fatalities incurred outside the war zone while supporting combat operations in Afghanistan, making a total of 2,321 United States servicemen killed in the war in Afghanistan. Of the 67, four died due to hostile action; a Marine and a civilian DoD employee killed by terrorist gunmen in Kuwait and two military airmen killed by a lone wolf terrorist in Germany.[1][10]
The website iCasualties.org lists, as of October 1, 2015, 2,271 servicemembers as having died in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan.[10]
In addition, 55 soldiers are listed as being killed while supporting operations in Afghani